Setting up MY scenery (amusement park theme)

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by HOcircusman1983, Dec 27, 2006.

  1. HOcircusman1983

    HOcircusman1983 New Member

    hello there guys, i was wondering if there was a book out there to help me Step-by-step on how to make my own custom scenery.

    I want it to look like an amusement park. How do i go about doing that. Im new to all this and have no idea where to begin. I got a few rides so far. Big dipper rollercoaster, Farris wheel, and sky tower. Then a Few HIC carnival rides

    any suggestions on how to set it up?
  2. LongIslandTom

    LongIslandTom Member

  3. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    Any basic scenery book should help you. Just ignore the chapters on building the appalachians...
    I'll assume that an amusement park will be mostly pretty flat, so after you mark out the different areas, find a way to trowel on some plaster, not too smooth, and texture it up for what you want -- walkways, dirt areas, grass.
  4. hooknlad

    hooknlad Member

    Tom - i tried to access the link you gave us - the link is claiming that it is FORBIDDEN and I do not have permission to access it from my server . :( I bet it was a cool link. I also am interested in amusement part features as well - some day soon.... Hope all is well with everyone at the gauge!!!
  5. LongIslandTom

    LongIslandTom Member

    Hmm... Works for me.. Don't know why it's not letting others see it (maybe it's cached on my computer or something). Anyway...

    Try this linky instead:
    Scroll down further on the page and click the link for the Map of Magic Kingdom Park.

  6. hooknlad

    hooknlad Member

    Thanx Tom - I got it now - Great !!!!
  7. HOcircusman1983

    HOcircusman1983 New Member

    getting ready to start woking one my scenery.

    DO you all recomend the woodland products?
  8. nkp174

    nkp174 Active Member

    I love Woodland Scenic products.

    If you're building circus stuff, check out Walther's HO scale catalog. Also, you might want to start following the scratching and bashing might give you some ideas on using Plastitruct abs plastic shapes for building circus signs & such.
  9. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    I think a park might be relatively easy to create since it will have a fairly well manicured look of small grass areas, walkways, borders, etc. We tend to spend a lot of effort in scenary to make things look less organized and "natural". This will be an interesting project!
  10. UKSteam

    UKSteam Member

  11. NYNH&H

    NYNH&H Member

    Woodland Scenics stuff is awesome and very overpriced. At the same time. Check out that working roller coaster in the Walthers catalog. That thing is so cool!
  12. HOcircusman1983

    HOcircusman1983 New Member

    i already got it. I am building it as we speak. Also just picked up the Power Tower and the Water log ride...

    I sure got alot of work ahead of me. Its ok tho 3 weeks i got a paid week off.
  13. NYNH&H

    NYNH&H Member

    Pictures??? :D:D:D
  14. HOcircusman1983

    HOcircusman1983 New Member

    not yet, but once i get it togeather i will post pics. Im goin to get a webpage goin, showing the progress on my layout
  15. green_elite_cab

    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

    lol, i saw that one under track coaster in O scale (fusia/yellow) at a train show. I was almost going to buy it because i have the roller coaster tycoon game and that would be more awesome in model form. It moved a bit fast for me though. That wooden one walthers sells is where its at!

    i wonder if you could kitbash that into a monster? I saw one scratch built roller coaster at one of those Ripleyis believe it or not places in Ocean City, MD. It was amazing. that thing would make you cry. It was all wooden and super detailed down to the last HO scale bolt. and it ran beautifully. it had to be 10-12 feet long, and 2-3 feet high. i think it only went back 4 feet. amazing though. If only i could find pictures of that.
  16. HOcircusman1983

    HOcircusman1983 New Member

    thats is so cool. I would love to see it, or at least see some pics.
  17. Peter Vengryn

    Peter Vengryn New Member

    You mention you have a Ferris Wheel. I just finished building mine, but am having trouble getting it to turn. I'm using a rubber band but it keeps sliping. Also can only get a few lights to work. Any suggestions?

  18. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan


    Did you mail order it? If you did, then ask COMBAT about it. He had a mail order problem and delt with corup-I mean, unreasonable, salesmen;)
  19. HOcircusman1983

    HOcircusman1983 New Member

    whats slipping?

    hmmm i havent moterized mine yet, so im not sure what the problem is. If you figure it out keep me posted. I my have same problem but lets hope notsign1
  20. HOcircusman1983

    HOcircusman1983 New Member

    whats slipping?

    hmmm i havent moterized mine yet, so im not sure what the problem is. If you figure it out keep me posted. I my have same problem but lets hope notsign1

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